Sunday, January 22, 2012
Reminds me of a river
Jim here. As I sit in the cockpit and look to the left and I see a sandstone rock wall and as I look to the right I see another one, covered with cactus. Behind the boat is a big white sand beach. In the distance I hear a canyon wren with its distinctive twitter. It make me think I'm on a river trip on the Green, or the Yampa or the Colorado rivers in Utah, Colorado or Arizona. Then a big manta ray jumps out of the water in front of the boat and the illusion disappears. But all of the good memories of those many river trips with great friends remain.
We are out at what are locally referred to as "the islands". They stretch for about 100 miles north of La Paz in the southern part of the Sea of Cortez. The sea life is rich - very much enjoyed with a mask and snorkel (and a wet suit). But the fish are not going out of their way to jump on my hook, however, I did catch a Leopard Grouper yesterday that made a nice dinner for three. The cactus are huge and abundant. The weather is dry and mostly sunny with light shows almost every sunrise and sunset.
We will be out for about three more weeks before going back to La Paz to experience Carnival and get ready for heading across the Pacific to French Polynesia. Time is flying and we are already regretting not being able to see more of Mexico. But you can't see everything so on we will go!
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